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A few weeks ago my pastor said from the pulpit that the church is supposed to be supplemental in the raising of your children.  I take this idea very seriously as a pastor and I am always trying to find ways to equip parents.  Today I want to recommend what I would consider the best worship music out there for children right now.

More than a few times a parent has asked me how they could get their hands on quality worship music for their children. Continue Reading…

Snowmageddon

Jeff  —  February 2, 2011 — 3 Comments

It is the aftermath of what people are calling, “Snowmageddon.” The snow has finally stopped, but to try and get out of your house or neighborhood is virtually impossible.  My next priority is to shovel the driveway.  This should be fun, since it is 2 degrees outside right now.  I honestly think that this is the worst snowstorm that I can ever remember!  So this leads to the question, what to do on a snow day?  These are some of the things I will be doing. Continue Reading…

Do We Have Answers?

Jeff  —  January 16, 2011 — Leave a comment

“If parents are not intellectually engaged with their faith and do not have sound arguments for Christian theism and good answers to their children’s questions, then we are in real danger of losing our youth.”

-William Lane Craig

I came across this quote in a book called, “Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologetics,” which I am  reading for my apologetics course. Continue Reading…

“Everybody cheats.  This principle is already at work in your life…one way or another.  When you put it to work for you, it has the power to transform every facet of your life.  When you choose to cheat in accordance with God’s priorities for your life, it is an invitation for Him to bless you in ways you never dared to imagine.”

-Andy Stanley

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The Best of 2010

Jeff  —  December 31, 2010 — 2 Comments

Here we go!  The following is a list of what I consider to be some highlights from this past year.

  • Rochelle and I celebrated five years of marriage!  It is so hard to believe that it has been five years already.  I love my wife just as much as when I saw her walking down the aisle almost five and half years ago.  I still say wow!
  • We celebrated Madelynn’s 1 year birthday party!  This year has been amazing as we have watched Madelynn grow up.  I love her so much! Continue Reading…

Week #52

Jeff  —  December 27, 2010 — Leave a comment

Here we are…the last week of the year!  The church that I work for generously gave us this week off.  I look forward to this time every year as it is a time to unwind and refocus myself for the next year.  Holidays on the church calendar are a busier time as we are ramping up to prepare for special services.  As a result, the week off after Christmas always comes at a great time!  I am ready for it! Continue Reading…

Today I begin what I am going to call “My 12 Days of Christmas.” 12 days before Christmas (not consecutive) I will post something Christmas related.  Some days it will be a tradition that we have as a family, something from Scripture reminding us of the birth of Christ, or a ministry idea that I have concerning Christmas. So today December 1, I present to you day 1 of “My 12 Days of Christmas.” Continue Reading…

Bringing Up Girls

Jeff  —  November 10, 2010 — Leave a comment

“Although our daughters are doing rather well academically and on some measures of social and personal health, I have to tell you that, in many ways, I am even more concerned about girls than boys…Girls are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their mothers, grandmothers, and other women in previous generations. Continue Reading…

Fighting The Statistics

Jeff  —  August 20, 2010 — Leave a comment

What if I told you that we could drastically reduce the chances of anxiety, premarital sex, drug and alcohol use, suicide attempts, and many other things in the lives of girls just by our behavior as fathers?  If we could literally change our culture by doing some very intentional things wouldn’t it be worth it? Continue Reading…

Bringing Up Girls

Jeff  —  July 7, 2010 — Leave a comment

I am a parent. A first time parent. A parent of a girl. A parent of a girl in 2010.

I think that says it all!

The stakes are high for parents in our culture. There is a battle going on for the hearts and lives of our children which require parents to be on their A game. Continue Reading…